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Design of Heating and Chilled Water Pipe Systems

Upcoming Courses 
Key Areas  
Course Content
Learning Outcomes
Who Should Attend
Course Timings
Course Fees
In-House Training


A full overview and agenda, need to know information, and booking instructions can be found on the individual upcoming course pages. Click on a course below to view.

Upcoming Courses 

Following the recent developments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) here in the UK, the decision has been made to cancel all classroom training until further notice. The training team are working hard to find a safe solution, by running the training online; please make sure you are opted in and check our website to receive all updates regarding training.
5 October London Find out more

Key Areas  

  • Pipe sizing
  • Pump sizing
  • Valve types
  • Optimising system efficiency by design
  • Variable flow solutions
  • System layouts
  • Flushing and cleaning provisions
  • Commissioning provisions
  • Variable flow solutions

Course Content

Significant pump energy savings can be achieved by effective design of variable flow systems and control of pump speed.  Furthermore improved efficiencies can be achieved from low energy heat sources if system temperature differentials are maximised.  At the same time the practical considerations of system flushing and commissioning must be considered.  This event will give you the information you need to be confident that your designs for heating and chilled pipe systems optimise system efficiency, can be commissioned effectively.

System Design:
  • Primary and secondary circuits
  • Variable and mixed temperature circuits
  • Designs incorporating remote DPCVs  
  • Designs incorporating PICVs
  • Designs incorporating centralised valve modules
  • Module controlled variable flow systems

Learning Outcomes

  • Awareness of pipe selection priorities
  • Knowledge of pump speed control options
  • Overview of valve options  
  • Awareness of methods by which system temperature differentials can be maximized
  • Knowledge of commissioning requirements and how they can be achieved

Who Should Attend 

The course is aimed at building services engineers who are involved in the design and specification of re-circulating pipework systems.

Course Timings  

Registration: 09:15
Start Time: 09:30
Latest Finish: 17:00

Course Fees  

  • Standard Rate: £335 + VAT
  • Members Rate: £285 + VAT

In-house training at your site 

Training multiple staff at once provides the opportunity for your organisation to have a training package crafted to your specific needs. In-house training can help your organisation overcome challenges and fill the skills gaps in your workforce. Courses run on a minimum number of six staff*.

For an In-house quote please email the following information to

  1. Name of course
  2. Approximate number of staff
  3. Your site address  

*Minimum numbers for In-house courses outside of the UK may vary

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